Dayton, Blanchet Gridlock In League Matchup 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Blanchet Catholic Boys Soccer team took advantage of Dayton’s slow start to get a quick goal in the opening ten minutes before the Pirates settled back down in Wednesday’s 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 match at Blanchet. The goal, by Geovanni Escobar, proved to be the lone goal in…

Blanchet Holds Off Kennedy In Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those starts to a volleyball game that you would’ve seen coming, a 25-0 score. Blanchet did just that to open their Tri-River Conference game with Kennedy in their  25-0, 18-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11 win. Having to withstand the Trojans rally to edge Kennedy on their…

Blanchet Falls To Delphian/Willamina In League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic freshman Christian Orozco was called into duty to fill-in at goalkeeper Wednesday afternoon in the Cavaliers 3/A2A/1A Special District 2 league opener against Delphian/Willamina. Despite their 0-4 record, all losses to the top teams in the State of Oregon in Westside Christian,Riverdale, Oregon Episcopal and Catlin Gable, the…

Blanchet Sweeps East Linn For Season Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With a good mixture of youth like with the two freshmen in Lindsay Arritola and Irene Rocha to go with their experience as in Abby Weber and Lily Castaneda, the Blanchet Catholic opened up their season and first game back in 2A with a win.  A 25-19, 25-10, 25-14…

Kowalski The Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  It wasn’t too long ago that Blanchet’s Spencer Kowalski had stepped into the starting Quarterback role for the Cavs Football team. The bright lights of that April, 2021 night against Corbett was something else as he stepped in for Sam Schindler against the Cardinals that night.  A role and…

Wrapping Up Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  After receiving first team All-Conference as a sophomore in the 2A/1A Special District 3 league, Jefferson’s Nayeli Hart has been back at it this Summer in preparation for her junior season as Hart played the Summer with the West Salem Titans 16U squad. Sunday was their final game of…

From Small School To D1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– After many hours of hard work and sacrifice, Blanchet Catholic’s Max Hoskins has seen it all come to fruition when he signed to punt at the University of Iowa. A four-star punter out of the 3A school, Hoskins described it as patience and waiting for his turn.  Knowing that…

Blanchet’s Rasmussen Learning And Improving

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Regan Rasmussen finally got herself a full-season at the High School level after her freshman year was limited to six weeks due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the soon-to-be-junior at Blanchet Catholic made the most of it.  Helping aid the Cavaliers to a 9-10 record and to a second-round…

Blanchet’s Cinderella Run Ends In 3A Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ADAIR VILLAGE, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic came in with some house money after stunning the top-seeded Cascade Christian Challengers on Friday.  But this one still hurts. History.  They made it.  This was the first time a Blanchet Catholic team has ever reached the Semi-Final round, having reached the 2A/1A State Quarters in 2008…

SSBC Honoree’s For May 27

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Salem’s Demari Thompson (Track), McNary’s Heather Ebner (softball), Sprague’s Summer Melena (Softball) and Blanchet’s Addison Bennett were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for May 27. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from North Salem Track and Field,…

Quick Turnaround For Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Barley 12 hours after their High School seasons ended, Silverton’s McKenzee Petersen, Greyson Glivinski, Hannah Houts and Paisley Rains were back on the diamond, putting away their bittersweet 3-1 defeat to Dallas Friday with a 6-1 win with their Summer Club team called the Oregon Bombers 16A.  A Salem-based…

SSBC Honorees For May 6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Mackenzie Scott (softball), Blanchet Catholic’s Alexis Jensen (softball), South Salem’s Lydia Stuart (Girls Track and Field), West Salem’s Tyler Rock (Baseball), South Salem’s Chris Bedard (Boys Tennis) and Sprague’s Milano Cedillo-Rodriguez for the Week of May 6. Here’s the Press Release: The…